Cargill Maintenance Mechanic in Buffalo, Iowa

Maintenance Mechanic

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


This full time position is located in Buffalo, IA. Relocation assistance is not provided.

The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for completing maintenance activities as directed on a day-to-day basis. This includes preventive, predictive, and reactive maintenance assignments. They will provide feedback on what repairs were made to the equipment on the work order, and will offer suggestions on how to improve the plans associated to the work effort.

Shift: Day Shift

Salary range: $19.50 - $31.00 per hour.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, repair, and perform maintenance on processing and packing equipment such as baggers, palletizers, stretch wrappers, screw conveyors, and bucket elevators.

  • Strong knowledge of computer software used to check work orders/schedule, place notifications and review parts inventory.

  • Safely operate standard tools such as power tools, basic hand tools and basic electrical testing equipment.

  • Complete troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical related issues without direct supervision.

  • Follow prescribed safety rules and regulation as well as other departmental policies and procedures. Help to develop proper safety techniques.

  • Must pass mechanical aptitude test.


Required Qualifications:

  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer.

  • Cargill requires that employees be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Must be able to read/write English.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Ability to work overtime, holidays, nights, weekends or different shifts.

  • At least 2 years of experience in production related work.

  • Must be able to perform physical job duties including bending/stooping, climbing ladders, open/close valves, shoveling, pounding with hammer and work in confined spaces.

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

  • Must be able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold.

  • Ability to work in elevated areas.

  • Must be able to operate machinery.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Able to operate heavy equipment.

  • Forklift certified.

  • Able to perform maintenance trades including electrical, machinist, welding, pipe fitting, and fabrication, gearbox and bearing maintenance, lubrication, mechanical maintenance, and hydraulic and pneumatic.

  • Previous experience with MRO (Maintenance Repair Ops) and/or MRP (Material Requirement Planning)

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-IA-Buffalo

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: BUF00089